What Is The Best Martial Art?

I’m Paul Willson I am a brown belt in Ju Jutsu, a centuries old Japanese martial art.

What is the best martial art? It is obviously Ju Jutsu. Why? Because it is the martial art I train in.

Seriously though, the best martial art is the one you train in. One thing I hate on the internet is the blogs, websites, videos by “martial art experts” which claim to know or rank the best martial arts which is normally based on their own biased opinions or do the “my martial art is better than your martial art” thing. Both are rubbish and fail to understand why people do martial arts.

People do martial arts because they enjoy it. It is great exercise with liked minded people so it is fun.

If you rank martial arts it normally is, in the opinion of the poster, in how well it works in real life. Assuming most people don’t go out of their homes looking for a fight you are entering the realms of defence. Self defence is a grey area depending on what country you live in as laws vary from country to country, whether you are male or female or weapons are involved.

If you do the my martial art is better than your martial art thing, that is immature. Just stop!

The best martial art will always be the one you train in. Don’t let anyone dissuade you from that idea.

What martial art do you train in and why is it the best martial art for you? Please leave a comment below.


Published by Paul Willson

I am Paul Willson. I have reached the rank of brown belt in Ju Jutsu. Thanks to Coronavirus I not been able to take my black belt grading stopping my martial art's journey in its tracks which the only polite word I can think of as frustrating. I have created this blog to try and help anyone who is thinking of starting a martial art or has just started a martial art.

4 thoughts on “What Is The Best Martial Art?

  1. Excellent post, Paul. I’ve been doing karate for over 30 years and I wholeheartedly agree that one should view the best style as the one that works for the practitioner.


  2. awesome post!! I really like when people stop comparing each other’s styles and like to gain valuable knowledge from everything. I train in Muay Thai and one of the reasons behind it is as you mentioned is that I have fun doing it. Also there are so many ways where one can incorporate stuff from traditional styles like karate and taekwondo into their arsenal for making them a better fighter. So this game of comparison is indeed immature


    1. Hi Shounak. Great to hear from you. You are right about incorporating techniques from other martial arts. That is why I love ju jutsu. It has stuff from kung fu and karate and in turn has given stuff to other martial arts. Sharing knowledge and learning from others is a great life lesson we can learn from martial arts.


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